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Posted: 1/28/2006 7:30:42 AM EDT
I'm looking to build my own AK. I searched the forum but found nothing about heat treatment. Is it necessary for a 80% complete receiver flat? Do I treat it before or after I bend it? Do some come pre-treated? How would I go about treating it? Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:37:00 AM EDT
you bend it then you heat treat it. it is very easy and I do it in my kitchen sink with a MAPP gas torch
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:40:10 AM EDT
best to do all bending BEFORE heat treating it.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 8:18:05 AM EDT
Thanks. I can do it right in the sink with a blowtorch? I guess I just heat it up slowly, and that will do it? The metal has to change color, right? I think if it changes to a shiny, darker color, then I did it right?
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 8:22:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:42:26 AM EDT
Ok, thanks, that has everything I need.
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